Purchasing Agent Talent Pool

Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 4 years ago(1/20/2014 12:26 PM)
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At Patrick Industries, our Customer First Culture has positioned us as a leading
manufacturer and distributer to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. A
focus on exceeding our customer’s needs every day; anticipating and providing
the products and service which they want; investing time and effort to
understand our customers business, products, and needs; going beyond what is
expected; and doing what we say we will do, is critical at every level of our

Learn more about Patrick Industries, INC.                                                             www.patrickind.com

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for coordinating all activities involved
with procuring goods and services, including raw materials, equipment for the
facility, supplies etc. The Purchasing Agent will be the first contact for vendors
to obtain product or service information, including price, availability, and
delivery schedule.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Select products for purchase by negotiating, researching, availability and testing goods.
  • Maintain procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Maintain inventory levels.
    •   Review and analyze weekly usage for the facility.
    •   Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
    •   Determine size, dates of shipments and   availability from supplier.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with production and quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
    • Prepare purchase orders and bid requests.
  • Review bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Analyze past history usage.
  • Create debit memos on defective materials
  • Establish relationships with outside vendors

If you are looking for a performance driven environment that is not just a place to go, but the place to grow and build a career, please send your resume.


  • 3-5 years experience in Procurement in a manufacturing setting.
  • Strong communication skills required, (written, speaking and listening).
  • Strong accountability and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff on all levels and vendors.
    • Self-motivated to work independently in a busy environment with changing priorities and the ability to adapt.
    • Highly organized; ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments.

Does this sound like the next step in your career?  Would you like to join an
industry leader, where both individual and team performance is recognized and
rewarded?  Apply now!

Patrick Industries offers a full suite of benefits to include Health, Dental, Vision,
Life, Matching 401K, paid holidays, paid vacations, health club, and tuition
assistance. EOE


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